Deep-space Astrodynamics Research & Technology Group

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Image Credits: ISS Expedition 2 Crew, Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, NASA

PROJECTS

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EXTREMA

Engineering Extremely Rare Events in Astrodynamics

MILANI

A 6U CubeSat visiting the Didymos system with Hera and Juventas.
Named after Andrea Milani (1948-2018)

LUMIO

LUMIO (Lunar Meteoroid Impacts Observer) is a CubeSat mission to a halo orbit at Earth–Moon L2 that shall observe, quantify, and characterise meteoroid impacts on the Lunar farside.

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The DART Group is involved in many other project. Check out the dedicated page to discover all the activities.

RESEARCH

The DART team is commited to research in the space engineering field. Our research interests involve autonomous navigation, guidance and control for deep-space CubeSats and satellites. Moreover, we are interested in interplanetary CubeSat missions with partners and institutions.

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TEAM

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The group is made up by one Full Professor, three PostDoc researchers, five Research Fellows, eight PhD Students and is enriched by a number of international visiting PhD and external collaborators.

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Latest Publications

Onboard Orbit Determination for Deep-Space CubeSats

Andreis, E., Franzese, V., Topputo, F.

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Low-thrust de-orbiting from Low Earth Orbit through natural perturbations

Huang, S., Colombo, C., Alessi, E.M. , Wang, Y., Hou, Z.

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LUMIO: A CubeSat for observing and characterizing micro-meteoroid impacts on the Lunar far side

Cervone, A., Topputo, F. et al.

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